Whole Foods’ $6 ‘asparagus water’ removed from shelves

This March 27, 2014 photo shows shoppers in the produce section at the the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Whole Foods reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Whole Foods sells bottles of water with three asparagus stalks inside for $5.99, CBS News reports.

According to the report, based on an Instagram post by Marielle Wakim, an associate editor at Los Angeles Magazine, the water with asparagus was sold at a Whole Foods in Los Angeles.

Many who commented on the product thought it was a joke.

“We actually don’t sell asparagus water in our stores,” Whole Foods Market Senior Media Relations Specialist Liz Burkhart told CBS News. “We looked into the item as soon as it was brought to our attention.”

“It was meant to be water with the essence of vegetables and/or mushrooms (similar to bone broth), which is typically made over a long period of time soaking in water,” Burkhart explained. “It was made incorrectly and has since been removed.”

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